A sizeable number of men and women of the Nigerian Police Force drawn from across the country, participated at the Nigerian Police Taekwondo trials held at the Police Sports Centre, Ikeja Lagos with Inspector Ernest Orobo emerging as the best male fighter, while OmobobolaAjayi won the best female fighter award.
Chairperson of the Nigerian Police Taekwondo Association, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Stella Ebikefe has commended all the athletes, officials, referees and other stakeholders that contributed to the success of the programme, especially the Assistant Superintendent of Police, (Dr) Peter Obi-Chigozie who travelled all the way from Nassarawa and the Police Taekwondo coach, Peter Awodi alongside Inspector EnoEffiong from FCT Abuja for the event.
While praising the Police Taekwondoists for showing remarkable feat at the trials, DSP Stella Ebikefe also charged the athletes not to rest on their oars and that they should go back to training as the trials is a reminder of what lies ahead of them. Adding that the real assignment is to go out there and conquer the Koreans and Americans.
Meanwhile, Francis Omoba defeated Life Nyong to win the Men?s light weight category, while Friday Felix beat Femi Olawunmi to emerge champion of the Men?s featherweight class.
Orobor Ernest won the Men?s middle weight category, while Irene Osuala won the Women?s feather weight division, as Betty Osado picked the gold in the welter weight class.
Women?s heavyweight division was won by the best female fighter of the day OmobobolaAjayi, while UbaJesam beat TubasunOgunbanwo to pick the Men?s heavyweight gold medal.